Sunday, 27 January 2013

January 27, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Irina!

670 years ago
1343


Religion
Pope Clement VI issued his papal bull Unigenitus to justify papal power and the sale of indulgences.

420 years ago
1593


Religion
The Vatican opened the heresy trial of mathematician and astronomer Giordano Bruno. The trial lasted seven years, and ended with Mr. Bruno being burned at the stake.

125 years ago
1888


Science
The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.

70 years ago
1943


War
The 8th U.S. Army Air Force bombers, flying from England, conducted the first American bombing raid on Germany, against the port of Wilmshaven. 53 of 64 planes reached their target, and they shot down 22 german planes while losing only 3.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Career, starring Fay Bainter, Martin Brandt, and Miriam Goldina

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Block Buster--The Sweet

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Ben--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)
2 You're a Lady--Peter Skellern
3 Mama Weer All Crazee Now--Slade
4 Mouldy Old Dough--Lieutenant Pigeon
5 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
6 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
7 I Am Woman--Helen Reddy
8 Mad About You--Bruce Ruffin
9 Popcorn--Hot Butter
10 Nights in White Satin--The Moody Blues

Singles entering the chart were Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (#21); I'd Love You to Want Me by Lobo (#33); You'e So Vain by Carly Simon (#37); Magic Woman Touch by the Hollies (#38); and I Didn't Know I Loved You (Til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll) by Gary Glitter (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Superstition--Stevie Wonder

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Superstition--Stevie Wonder (2nd week at #1)
2 Crocodile Rock--Elton John
3 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
4 Why Can't We Live Together--Timmy Thomas
5 Your Mama Don't Dance--Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina
6 Superfly--Curtis Mayfield
7 Oh Babe, What Would You Say?--Hurricane Smith
8 Hi, Hi, Hi--Wings
9 Me and Mrs. Jones--Billy Paul
10 Love Jones--Brighter Side of Darkness

Singles entering the chart were Hummingbird by Seals and Crofts (#69); Don't Cross the River by America (#70); Keep on Singing by Austin Roberts (#80); Space Oddity by David Bowie (#84); Good Morning by Michael Redway (#88); Rosalie by Sam Neely (#93); Stop, Wait and Listen by Circus (#94); Hot Wire by Al Green (#97); Breaking Up Somebody's Home by Albert King (#99); and Wish that I Could Talk to You by the Sylvers (#100). Space Oddity had reached #5 in the U.K. in 1969, but had reached only #124 in the U.S.A. (Billboard).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
2 Last Song--Edward Bear
3 Crocodile Rock--Elton John
4 Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu--Johnny Rivers
5 Daytime Night Time--Keith Hampshire
6 Clair--Gilbert O'Sullivan
7 You Are What I Am/That Same Old Obsession--Gordon Lightfoot
8 Mouldy Old Dough--Lieutenant Pigeon
9 Your Mama Don't Dance--Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina
10 You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio--Joni Mitchell

Singles entering the chart were Follow Your Daughter Home by the Guess Who (#65); You're Still the One by Copper Penny (#82); In My Life by A Foot in Coldwater (#83); Never Said Goodbye by Engelbert Humperdinck (#88); Tweedle Dee by Little Jimmy Osmond (#90); Everyday Working Man by Ginette Reno (#92); The Cover of "Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (#93); J'Entends Frapper by Pagliaro (#94); Clear Night by Riverson (#95); But I Do by Bobby Vinton (#97); Rock and Roll Music by Timothy (#98); Harry Hippie by Bobby Womack (#99); and Touch of Magic by James Leroy (#100). Riverson had formerly been known as Mashmakhan; their biggest hit was As the Years Go By in 1970.

Calgary’s top 10
1 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
2 Crocodile Rock--Elton John
3 Me and Mrs. Jones--Billy Paul
4 Hi, Hi, Hi--Wings
5 Africa--Thundermug
6 Pieces of April--Three Dog Night
7 Your Mama Don't Dance--Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina
8 Long Dark Road--The Hollies
9 Last Song--Edward Bear
10 You Ought to Be with Me--Al Green
Pick hit of the week: Control of Me--Les Emmerson

On the radio
X Minus One, on NBC
Tonight's episode: The Iron Chancellor

This was a new episode in an attempt to revive the series that had run on NBC from April 24, 1955-January 9, 1958. No further episodes were aired.

Died on this date
William Nolde, 43
. U.S. military officer. Mr. Nolde, a colonel in the United States Army, was killed by shell fire at An Loc 11 hours before the Paris Peace Accords went into effect, and was the last official U.S. combat casualty of the Vietnam War.

War
Officials from the United States and North Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending U.S. combat involvement in the Vietnam War.

Figure skating
Janet Lynn, in second place after the short program, turned in a strong performance in the free skate and won her fifth straight U.S. women's singles championship. Dorothy Hamill finished second in the competition at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
The Wonder Years, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones

Died on this date
André Roussimoff (André the Giant), 46
. French professional wrestler. Mr. Roussimoff, who stood 7' 4" and weighed from 475-540 pounds during his career, wrestled as a professional from 1964-1992. He also appeared in several movies and television programs, most notably The Princess Bride (1987). Mr. Roussimoff died of congestive heart failure while in Paris to attend his father's funeral.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

January 26, 2013

250 years ago
1763


Born on this date
Charles XIV John, Charles III John
. King of Sweden and Norway, 1818-1844. Born Jean Bernadotte in Pau, France, he was a French military officer, serving as Secretary of War and Marshal of the Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte. He was offered the throne of Sweden as heir-presumptive to King Charles XIII, who was old and childless. In Sweden, he was Charles XIV John; in Norway, he was Charles III John. The king, who spoke neither Swedish nor Norwegian, suffered a stroke on his 81st birthday and died on March 8, 1844.

225 years ago
1788


Australiana
Captain Arthur Philip guided 11 ships of the British First Fleet loaded with convicts into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) in New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. The date is annually celebrated as Australia Day.

190 years ago
1823


Died on this date
Edward Jenner, 73
. U.K. physician. Dr. Jenner, known as the "father of immunology," was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine in the late 18th century.

175 years ago
1838


Society
The first prohibition law in the United States was passed in Tennessee, making it a misdemeanour to sell liquor in taverns and stores.

150 years ago
1863


War
Masachusetts Governor John Albion Andrew received permission from U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.

120 years ago
1893


Died on this date
Abner Doubleday, 73
. U.S. military officer. Mr. Doubleday was a general in the Union army in the U.S. Civil War who fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, South Carolina in 1861, and had a major role in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was erroneously credited with having created the game of baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1839.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Jimmy Van Heusen
. U.S. songwriter. Mr. Van Heusen, born Edward Babcock, was kwown for writing the music to Sammy Cahn's lyrics for songs in musical shows and movies. He was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, and won four times for Best Original Song: Swinging on a Star (Going My Way) (1944); All the Way (The Joker is Wild) (1957); High Hopes (A Hole in the Head) (1959); and Call Me Irresponsible (Papa's Delicate Condition) (1963). He also won an Emmy Award with Mr. Cahn for the song Love and Marriage, written for the Producers' Showcase presentation of Our Town. Mr. Van Heusen died on February 6, 1990 at the age of 77.

70 years ago
1943


Died on this date
Harry H. Laughlin, 62
. U.S. eugenicist. Mr. Laughlin was director of the Eugenics Record Office from 1910-1939, and was a key figure in influencing the passage of legislation requiring compulsory sterilization of people deemed "unfit" to have children. The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring passed by Germany's Nazi regime shortly after assuming power in 1933 was based on the model devised by Mr. Laughlin. Ironically, Mr. Laughlin would have qualified for sterilization according to his own standards--he was an epileptic.

60 years ago
1953


Died on this date
Athanase David, 70
. Canadian politician and sports executive. A Liberal, Mr. David was a member of the Quebec National Assembly for Terrebonne from 1916-1936 and 1939-1940, and represented Saurel, Quebec in the Senate from 1940-1953. He was president of the Montreal Canadiens from 1930-1935, and was one of the people responsible for reviving the Montreal Royals franchise in baseball's International League and building Delorimier Stadium.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Return to Sender--Elvis Presley (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Tous les Garçons et les Filles--Françoise Hardy (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Speedy Gonzales--Pat Boone (5th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Junge, komm bald wieder--Freddy Quinn (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Diamonds--Jet Harris and Tony Meehan

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Walk Right In--The Rooftop Singers

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Go Away Little Girl--Steve Lawrence (2nd week at #1)
2 Walk Right In--The Rooftop Singers
3 Hey Paula--Paul and Paula
4 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee
5 Tell Him--The Exciters
6 Telstar--The Tornados
7 Up on the Roof--The Drifters
8 Limbo Rock--Chubby Checker
9 I Saw Linda Yesterday--Dickey Lee
10 It's Up to You--Rick Nelson

Singles entering the chart were What Will Mary Say by Johnny Mathis (#77); Our Winter Love by Bill Pursell (#88); Big Wide World by Teddy Randazzo (#90); Baby, Baby, Baby by Sam Cooke (#92); Hitch Hike by Marvin Gaye (#94); As Long as She Needs Me by Sammy Davis, Jr. (#96); Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya by the Ribbons (#97); Tell Him I'm Not Home by Chuck Jackson (#98); and Settle Down (Goin' Down that Highway) by Peter, Paul and Mary (#100). Baby, Baby, Baby was the B-side of Send Me Some Lovin', which charted at #51.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ich wünsch' mir 'ne kleine Miezekatze--Wums Gesang (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Edward G. Robinson, 79
. U.S. actor. Born Emmanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Mr. Robinson became one of the best-known actors in Hollywood history, starring in such movies as Little Caesar (1931); Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939); Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940); The Sea Wolf (1941); Double Indemnity (1944); The Woman in the Window (1944); Scarlet Street (1945); The Stranger (1946); The Red House (1947); Key Largo (1948); Mackenna's Gold (1969); and Soylent Green (1973). He never won an Academy Award for any particular performance, but he died just before he was about to be awarded an Oscar for lifetime achievement.

30 years ago
1983


Died on this date
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 69
. U.S. football coach. Mr. Bryant, who had claimed that he'd probably die if he ever retired, died just 41 days after retiring as head coach of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. In 48 seasons as a head coach (Maryland, 1945; Kentucky, 1946-1953; Texas A&M, 1954-1957; Alabama, 1958-1982), Mr. Bryant compiled a record of 323-85-17, including 6 national championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979). His total of career wins was a record for U.S. college football head coaches at the time of his retirement, but has since been surpassed.

25 years ago
1988


Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber opened at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway in New York. As of January 2013, the show is still running, and is Broadway's longest-running show.

20 years ago
1993


Died on this date
Jan Gies, 87
. Dutch resistance leader. Mr. Gies and his wife Miep helped hide Anne Frank and her family from Nazi persecution in Amsterdam during World War II.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Hugh Trevor-Roper, 89. U.K. historian. Mr. Trevor-Roper was reputed to be an expert on 17th-century Britain and Nazi Germany, but was exposed as a fool when he vouched for the authenticity of the "Hitler diaries" in the early 1980s, which were exposed as a hoax. Mr. Trevor-Roper mocked Christian belief in the truth of the history recorded in the Bible--a period of history that wasn't his specialty--but he couldn't recognize the fraudulence of documents from a very recent period of history that was his specialty.

Valeriy Brumel, 60. U.S.S.R. high jumper. Mr. Brumel won the men's high jump event in the 1964 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo after winning the silver medal in the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

Football
NFL
Super Bowl XXVII @ Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21

Dwight Smith returned interceptions 44 and 50 yards for touchdowns and Derrick Brooks returned another 44 yards for a touchdown as the Buccaneers defeated the Raiders before 67,603 fans. Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson completed 2 touchdown passes to Keenan McCardell, and Mike Alstott rushed 2 yards for the other Tampa Bay touchdown. Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon threw touchdown passes to Jerry Porter and Jerry Rice, and Eric Johnson returned a blocked punt 13 yards for the other Oakland touchdown. The Raiders opened the scoring with a 40-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski in the 1st quarter, but gave up 34 straight points before rallying with 3 straight touchdowns in the 2nd half. The Raiders attempted 2-point converts on all their touchdowns but were unsuccessful, and the last two interception returns for touchdowns destroyed their comeback.

January 25, 2013

480 years ago
1533


Married on this date
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
. Miss Boleyn was the King of England's second wife. The ceremony took place in secret.

440 years ago
1573


War
Forces commanded by Takeda Shingen defeated those led by Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Battle of Mikatagahara in Japan.

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
J. Marion Sims
. U.S. physician. Dr. Sims was regarded as the father of American gynecology. Much-honoured in his time, Dr. Sims' reputation has since been questioned because of his use of slaves as experimental subjects and his performance of operations that may have been unnecessary. He died on November 13, 1883 at the age of 70.

150 years ago
1863


War
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln relieved General Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac in the U.S. Civil War and replaced him with General Joseph Hooker. General Burnside, who had replaced General George McClellan just two months earlier, had twice failed to defeat the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

80 years ago
1933


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Dying Rose Bush

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (3rd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 Walk Right In--The Rooftop Singers
2 Go Away Little Girl--Steve Lawrence
3 Hey Paula--Paul and Paula
4 The Night has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee
5 It's Up to You--Rick Nelson
6 My Dad--Paul Petersen
7 Tell Him--The Exciters
8 Hotel Happiness--Brook Benton
9 Two Lovers--Mary Wells
10 I Saw Linda Yesterday--Dickey Lee

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: A Tangled Web, starring Robert Redford, Zohra Lampert, and Barry Morse

Music
Gene McDaniels' single The Puzzle, with Cry Baby Cry on the B-side, was released on Liberty Records.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland: Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond (2nd week at #1)

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (3rd week at #1)

Football
CFL
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hired Cal Murphy as their head coach, replacing Ray Jauch, who had become the head coach of the Washington Federals of the United States Football League. Mr. Murphy had joined the British Columbia Lions as an assistant coach in 1974, and had replaced Eagle Keys as head coach after 6 games of the 1975 season, compiling a record of 10-14-2 through 1976. Mr. Murphy had then joined the Montreal Alouettes as an assistant coach in 1977 and the Edmonton Eskimos in 1978, contributing to Grey Cup championships in 6 straight seasons.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison

20 years ago
1993


Crime
Two people were killed and three wounded in a shooting outside the headquarters of the United States Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Gianni Agnelli, 81
. Italian automobile executive. Mr. Agnelli became head of Fiat, his family's company, in 1966, and expanded it into Italy's largest employer.

Protest
A group of people left London for Baghdad, intending to serve as human shields in order to prevent the U.S.-led coalition from bombing certain locations in the war against Iraq.

Tennis
Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the women's singles title at the Australian Open for the first time, becoming the fifth woman to hold all four Grand Slam championships--Australian, French, and U.S. Opens and Wimbledon--at the same time.

January 24, 2013

575 years ago
1438


Religion
The Council of Basel suspended Pope Eugene IV, 16 days after Pope Eugene had convened a rival council at Ferrara, Italy, and had excommunicated the prelates assembled at Basel.

125 years ago
1888


Born on this date
Vicki Baum. Austrian author. Miss Baum was best known for her novel Menschen im Hotel (Grand Hotel) (1929). She died on August 19, 1960 at the age of 72.

Ernst Heinkel. German aircraft designer. Mr. Heinkel's company produced the world's first turbojet, jet plane, and rocket aircraft. His designs contributed to the strength of the Luftwaffe before and during World War II. He died on January 30, 1958, six days after his 70th birthday.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Norman Dello Joio
. U.S. composer. Mr. Dello Joio was known for his choral music, although he also wrote music for piano. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1957 for Meditations on Ecclesiastes, and won an Emmy Award for 1964-65 for his score to the NBC special The Louvre. Mr. Dello Joio died on July 24, 2008 at the age of 95.

70 years ago
1943


War
German dictator Adolf Hitler refused General Friedrich von Paulus, commander of the 6th Army, permission to surrender to Soviet forces at Stalingrad.

The Casablanca Conference, whose participants included U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Free French Generals Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud, concluded with a decision to pursue a policy of "unconditional surrender" by the Axis powers.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra; Dean Martin (2nd week at #1)

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes--Perry Como (Best seller--3rd week at #1, Jukebox--2nd week at #1; Disc Jockey--1st week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes--Perry Como (2nd week at #1)
2 Why Don't You Believe Me--Joni James
--Patti Page
3 Till I Waltz Again with You--Teresa Brewer
4 The Glow-Worm--The Mills Brothers
5 Oh Happy Day--Don Howard
6 Keep it a Secret--Jo Stafford
7 Have You Heard--Joni James
8 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me--Karen Chandler
9 It's in the Book (Parts 1 and 2)--Johnny Standley
10 Tell Me You're Mine--The Gaylords

Singles entering the chart were It's Worth Any Price You Pay by Eddy Howard (#27); My Heart Belongs to Only You by Bette McLaurin (#28); Lies by Perry Como (#31); and Pretend by Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra (#33). Lies was the B-side of Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Dance On!--The Shadows

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: He's Alive, starring Dennis Hopper, Ludwig Donath, Curt Conway, and Paul Mazursky

This episode reportedly received more hate mail than any other episode of the series.

Boxing
Cassius Clay (17-0) knocked out Charlie Powell (23-7-3) at 2:04 of the 3rd round of a heavyweight bout at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
J. Carrol Naish, 77. U.S. actor. Mr. Naish was a character actor who appeared in more than 200 movies and television programs, often playing characters who were of Latin, Arab, or East Indian ancestry. His movies included The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935); Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936); The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936); Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937); Sahara (1943); The Whistler (1944); House of Frankenstein (1944); Humoresque (1946); and Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971).

Masao Ohba, 23. Japanese boxer. Mr. Ohba, World Boxing Association world flyweight champion since October 22, 1970, was killed in a car accident in Tokyo. In a professional career that began in 1966, Mr. Ohba compiled a record of 35-2-1, including 5 successful defenses of his title, which he had won from Berkerk Chartvanchai. His last fight was on January 2, 1973, a 12-round knockout of Chartchai Chionoi in Tokyo. Mr. Chionoi ended up succeeding Mr. Ohba as world champion.

War
U.S. National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger announced that a truce was expected in Laos and Cambodia. The U.S.A. and North Vietnam had signed a cease-fire agreement the previous day, with the cease-fire to take effect on the morning of January 28 in Vietnam.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
George Cukor, 93
. U.S. film director. Mr. Cukor won the Academy Award for Best Director for My Fair Lady (1964). His other movies included Dinner at Eight (1933); David Copperfield (1935); Romeo and Juliet (1936); Camille (1936); The Women (1939); The Philadelphia Story (1940); A Woman's Face (1941); Gaslight (1944); A Double Life (1947); Adam's Rib (1949); and A Star is Born (1954).

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): This Time--Christy Moore

#1 single in the U.K.: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (9th week at #1)

Died on this date
Thurgood Marshall, 84
. U.S. lawyer and judge. Mr. Marshall achieved prominence as a lawyer when he successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. He served as a judge with the Second Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals from 1961-1965 and as U.S. Solicitor General from 1965-1967. In 1967 Mr. Marshall became the first Negro to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States; he served as an Associate Justice until 1991.

10 years ago
2003


Politics
The Department of Homeland Security, under Secretary Tom Ridge, became a U.S. cabinet department.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

January 23, 2013

1,620 years ago
393


Politics
Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaimed his 8-year-old son Honorius co-Emperor.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Wally Parks
. U.S. auto racing executive and journalist. Mr. Parks founded the National Hot Rod Association and co-founded Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines. He died on September 28, 2007 at the age of 94.

90 years ago
1923


Died on this date
Max Nordau, 73
. Austro-Hungarian Zionist leader. Dr. Nordau co-founded the World Zionist Organization with Theodore Herzl.

80 years ago
1933


Law
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. It reads:

Section 1

[Terms of president, vice president, senators, and representatives.]

The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the twentieth day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the third day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 2

[Time of assembling Congress.]

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the third day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

Section 3

[Filling vacancy in office of president.]

If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President-elect shall have died, the Vice President-elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President-elect nor a Vice President-elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Section 4

[Power of Congress in presidential succession.]

The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Section 5

[Time of taking effect.]

Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

Section 6

[Ratification.]

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.
70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): There are Such Things--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

Music
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time.

War
U.K. troops of General Bernard Montgomery's 8th Army captured Tripoli from the German-Italian Panzer Army.

Australian and American forces defeated Japanese forces in Papua.

U.S. forces under General Alexander Patch won the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse, part of the Guadalcanal campaign. The battle had begun on December 15, 1942.

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Comes A-Long A-Love--Kay Starr

On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring John Newland

50 years ago
1963


War
The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence offically began when Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC) guerrillas attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.

40 years ago
1973


Died on this date
Kid Ory, 86. U.S. jazz musician. Mr. Ory, a trombonist and banjoist, grew up in New Orleans and led a popular band there in the 1910s before moving to Los Angeles. He remained active until 1971.

Alexander Onassis, 24. Greek heir presumptive. Mr. Onassis, the only son of shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, was killed in a plane crash at Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, fuelling conspiracy theories.

War
U.S. President Richard Nixon, in a nationally-televised address, announced that a peace agreement with North Vietnam had been signed at 12:30 P.M. local time in Paris, with a cease-fire to begin at midnight in Vietnam on Saturday, January 27.

30 years ago
1983


On the radio
The Stories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Graham Armitage and Kerry Jordan, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Neen River Mystery

Football
NFL
AFC Championship
New York Jets 0 @ Miami 14

The Miami defense made 5 interceptions off New York quarterback Richard Todd--3 of them by linebacker A.J. Duhe--as they blanked the Jets on a muddy field before 67,396 fans at the Orange Bowl. The game was tied at halftime, but an interception by Mr. Duhe in the 3rd quarter set up a 7-yard touchdown rush by Woody Bennett, converted by Uwe von Schamann. Early in the 4th quarter, Mr. Duhe returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown, converted by Mr. von Schamann.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Étienne--Guesch Patti (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: La Bamba--Los Lobos (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Sign Your Name--Terence Trent D'Arby

#1 single in the U.K.: Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): The Way You Make Me Feel--Michael Jackson

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Way You Make Me Feel--Michael Jackson
2 Need You Tonight--INXS
3 Could've Been--Tiffany
4 Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison
5 Hazy Shade of Winter--Bangles
6 So Emotional--Whitney Houston
7 Candle in the Wind--Elton John
8 Seasons Change--Exposé
9 Tell it to My Heart--Taylor Dayne
10 Faith--George Michael

Singles entering the chart were Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx (#61); I Want Her by Keith Sweat (#82); Rocket 2 U by the Jets (#83); (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by Michael Bolton (#84); Hysteria by Def Leppard (#87); and (Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance by Shanice Wilson (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison (2nd week at #1)
2 Faith--George Michael
3 Pop Goes the World--Men Without Hats
4 Could've Been--Tiffany
5 Cherry Bomb--John Cougar Mellencamp
6 Candle in the Wind--Elton John
7 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany
8 When a Man Loves a Woman--Luba
9 The Way You Make Me Feel--Michael Jackson
10 So Emotional--Whitney Houston

Singles entering the chart were Just Like Paradise by David Lee Roth (#86); I Get Weak by Belinda Carlisle (#88); Let the Light (Shine on Me) by Triumph (#90); Father Figure by George Michael (#91); Be Still My Beating Heart by Sting (#92); Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley (#93); Big Big World by Parachute Club (#95); All Our Tomorrows by Joe Cocker (#96); and Yum Bai Ya by Frozen Ghost (#97).

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Gli Spari Sopra--Vasco Rossi (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (4th week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (14th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (9th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (8th week at #1)
2 Rump Shaker--Wreckx-N-Effect
3 If I Ever Fall in Love--Shai
4 In the Still of the Nite--Boyz II Men
5 Saving Forever for You--Shanice
6 Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap!
7 I'd Die Without You--PM Dawn
8 Good Enough--Bobby Brown
9 Deeper and Deeper--Madonna
10 To Love Somebody--Michael Bolton

Singles entering the chart were Get Away by Bobby Brown (#61); A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle (#62); Lights by Journey (#88); and Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) by Digable Planets (#90). A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) was from the movie Aladdin (1992), and won the 1992 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (6th week at #1)
2 Love Can Move Mountains--Celine Dion
3 Faithful--Go West
4 To Love Somebody--Michael Bolton
5 Steam--Peter Gabriel
6 Deeper and Deeper--Madonna
7 Harvest Moon--Neil Young
8 When She Cries--Restless Heart
9 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses--U2
10 Never a Time--Genesis

Singles entering the chart were Because of Love by Mae Moore (#62); Irresistable by Cathy Dennis (#75); Big Money by Monkey House (#76); Not Gonna Change by Swing Out Sister (#82); Man on the Moon by R.E.M. (#87); Reach Out I'll Be There by Michael Bolton (#88); Heart of an Angel by the Jeff Healey Band (#91); Angel by Jon Secada (#93); Angels by Blue Rodeo (#94); I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston (#95); and It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day by S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. (#99).

Died on this date
Thomas A. Dorsey, 93
. U.S. gospel singer and songwriter. Mr. Dorsey, the "father of black gospel music," wrote such songs as Take Me Home, Precious Lord and Peace in the Valley.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Nell Carter, 54
. U.S. actress. Miss Carter was best known for her starring role in the television comedy series Gimme a Break! (1981-1987).

Space
Communication between Earth and the probe Pioneer 10, launched March 2, 1972, was lost because of power constraints. Pioneer 10 was the first probe to fly by Jupiter and the first to achieve velocity to escape the Solar System.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

January 22, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Nancy Lear!

225 years ago
1788


Born on this date
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
. U.K. poet. Lord Byron, a leading figure in the Romantic movement, was born in London. He died of the effects of a brief illness and resulting medical treatment on April 19, 1824 at the age of 36, while aiding Greek naval forces in attempting to win Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire.

150 years ago
1863


World events
The January Uprising, aimed at regaining the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Russian occupation, broke out in Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus.

120 years ago
1893


Born on this date
Conrad Veidt
. German-born U.S. actor. Mr. Veidt achieved international stardom in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). He made several films in Hollywood in the 1920s and early 1930s, and fled Germany for America permanently after the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. An anti-Nazi, Mr. Veidt excelled at playing Nazis in movies such as All Through the Night (1942); Nazi Agent (1942); and Casablanca (1942). He died of a heart attack at the age of 50 while playing golf on April 3, 1943.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Carl Henry
. U.S. theologian. Dr. Henry was one of the key figures in the movement known as "New Evangelicalism." He was one of the founders of the National Association of Evangelicals in 1942, and was editor of the magazine Christianity Today from 1956-1968. Dr. Henry's best-known book was The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1947). He died on December 7, 2003 at the age of 90.

75 years ago
1938


Theatre
Our Town by Thornton Wilder was first performed in public in Princeton, New Jersey.

50 years ago
1963


Diplomacy
French President Charles de Gaulle and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the Élysée Treaty of co-operation between the two countries.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Ben--Michael Jackson (7th week at #1)

#1 single in France: Le lac majeur--Mort Shuman (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Lyndon Johnson, 64
. 36th President of the United States of America, 1963-1969; Vice-President of the United States of America, 1961-1963. Mr. Johnson, who succeeded to the office of the presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, died of a heart attack at home on his ranch at Stonewall, Texas.

Abominations
The Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Roe v. Wade, ruled 7-2 that a right to privacy under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution applied to abortion. The ruling had the effect of legalizing, throughout the country, abortion at any point during pregnancy.

Disasters
176 of 209 passengers and crew aboard a Boeing 707-300 jet chartered by Nigeria Airways were killed when the plane, carrying Muslim pigrims, crashed at the airport in Kano, Nigeria on its way back from Mecca.

Boxing
George Foreman (38-0) knocked defending champion Joe Frazier (29-1) down 3 times in the 1st round and 3 more times and out with a technical knockout at 1:35 of the 2nd round to win the WBA, WBC, and New York State Athletic Commission world heavyweight titles before 36,000 fans at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. On the undercard, hometown favourite Percy Hayles (33-25-6) retained his Commonwealth lightweight title with a technical knockout of Edmonton's Al Ford (42-4) in the 12th round because of cuts to Mr. Ford. Mr. Ford hotly disputed the ruling. It was the third fight between the two: Mr. Ford had won a unanimous decision in Edmonton on September 29, 1970, and Mr. Hayles had won a split decision in Kingston on July 10, 1971.

Football
The Baltimore Colts sold quarterback Johnny Unitas to the San Diego Chargers. Mr. Unitas had spent 17 seasons (1956-1972) with the Colts, leading them to NFL championships in 1958 and 1959 and a Super Bowl championship in 1970-71, while establishing himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in history. He had lost his starting job in 1972 when the team started losing, and owner Robert Irsay and general manager Joe Thomas wanted backup Marty Domres to see more playing time.

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Hou! La menteuse--Dorothée (9th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): You Can't Hurry Love--Phil Collins

#1 single in the U.K.: You Can't Hurry Love--Phil Collins (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Down Under--Men at Work (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Down Under--Men at Work
2 Maneater--Daryl Hall & John Oates
3 The Girl is Mine--Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
4 Mickey--Toni Basil
5 Sexual Healing--Marvin Gaye
6 Dirty Laundry--Don Henley
7 Africa--Toto
8 Baby, Come to Me--Patti Austin (with James Ingram)
9 Truly--Lionel Richie
10 It's Raining Again--Supertramp

Singles entering the chart were All Right by Christopher Cross (#44); Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (#65); Fall in Love with Me by Earth, Wind and Fire (#81); Betcha She Don't Love You by Evelyn King (#84); Don't Tell Me You Love Me by Night Ranger (#85); Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners & the Emerald Express (#88); and Lies by the Thompson Twins (#90).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Pass the Dutchie--Musical Youth
2 Come On Eileen--Dexys Midnight Runners & the Emerald Express
3 Mickey--Toni Basil
4 Gloria--Laura Branigan
5 Maneater--Daryl Hall & John Oates
6 Africa--Toto
7 Rock This Town--Stray Cats
8 Nobody--Sylvia
9 You Can't Hurry Love--Phil Collins
10 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club

Singles entering the chart were Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats (#43); Smiling in Winter by the Spoons (#45); Your Love is Driving Me Crazy by Sammy Hagar (#46); When I'm with You by Sheriff (#47); and Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran (#48).

Football
NFL
NFC Championship
Dallas 17 @ Washington 31

John Riggins rushed for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns and the Redskins converted 2 4th-quarter turnovers into 10 points as they defeated the Cowboys before 55,045 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Dallas starting quarterback Danny White left the game late in the the 1st half with a concussion and was replaced by Gary Hogeboom, who threw 2 touchdown passes. Midway through the 4th quarter, Washington was leading 21-17 when defensive back Mel Kaufman intercepted one of Mr. Hogeboom's passes, setting up a Mark Moseley field goal to make the score 24-17. Shortly after, one of Mr. Hogeboom's passes was deflected by defensive lineman Dexter Manley, and Darryl Grant intercepted and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown to put the game away.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Always On My Mind--Pet Shop Boys (3rd week at #1)

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (6th week at #1)

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Bill Mauldin, 81
. U.S. cartoonist. Mr. Mauldin was best known for his cartoons in the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes during World War II, depicting the enlisted men "Willie and Joe." He won the Pulitzer Prize for his cartoons in 1945, and another Pulitzer Prize in 1959 for his editorial cartoons in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz referred to Mr. Mauldin as his hero.

January 21, 2013

1,250 years ago
763


War
In what is now part of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, forces of the Abbasid Caliphate (founded by Muhammad's youngest uncle Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib) defeated Alid forces (dynasties descended from Muhammad's son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib) in the Battle of Bakhamra, hastening the end of the Alid Revolt.

375 years ago
1638


Died on this date
Ignazio Donati, 67 or 68
. Italian composer. Mr. Donati was a pioneer in composing concertato motets.

370 years ago
1643


Exploration
Abel Tasman became the first European to reach Tonga.

275 years ago
1738


Born on this date
Ethan Allen
. U.S. military leader and politician. Mr. Allen, a native of Litchfield, Connecticut, servedas Colonial Commandant of the militia organization known as the Green Mountain Boys in the 1760s and '70s. He and Benedict Arnold led the attack that captured Fort Ticonderoga, New York in the Revolutionary War in 1775. After being captured by British forces and imprisoned until 1778, Mr. Allen served as a judge in the Vermont Republic. He died of a a fit of apoplexy on February 12, 1789 at the age of 51.

220 years ago
1793


Died on this date
Louis XVI, 38
. King of France and Navarre, 1774-1791; King of the French, 1791-1792. Five months after being arrested and four months after the abolition of the monarchy, Louis was beheaded by guillotine, having been convicted of treason by the National Convention six days earlier.

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
John C. Frémont. U.S. explorer and politician. Mr. Frémont led several expeditions to the western United States in the 1830s and '40s. After serving as lieutenant colonel of the California Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War from 1845-1847, he was Military Governor of California briefly in 1847, and was one of the first two United States Senators from that state, holding office for six months in 1850-1851. Mr. Frémont was the Republican Party's first candidate for President of the United States, but was defeated by Democratic nominee James Buchanan in 1856. Mr. Frémont then served as Governor of Arizona Territory from 1878-1881. He died in New York City on July 13, 1890 at the age of 77.

150 years ago
1863


War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Confederates captured Sabine Pass along the Gulf Coast of Texas as two Confederate ships drove away two Union ships.

120 years ago
1893


World events
The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now known as Botswana).

75 years ago
1938


Died on this date
Georges Méliès, 76. French film producer and director. One of the pioneers of motion pictures, Mr. Méliès produced and directed such films as A Trip to the Moon (1902) and An Impossible Voyage (1904).

60 years ago
1953


On the radio
I Was a Communist for the FBI, starring Dana Andrews
Tonight’s episode: Capital City Square Dance

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Sexual Healing--Marvin Gaye

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (7th week at #1)

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Never Can Say Goodbye--The Communards (2nd week at #1)

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Nahkatakkinen tyttö--Dingo

Died on this date
Charlie Gehringer, 89
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Gehringer played 19 seasons (1924-1942) as a second baseman with the Detroit Tigers, batting .320 with 2,839 hits, 184 home runs, and 1,427 runs batted in in 2,323 games, and having 200 hits in 7 different seasons. He led the American League in 1937 with a .371 batting percentage and was named the AL's Most Valuable Player that year. Mr. Gehringer batted .321 in 3 World Series (1934, 1935, 1940), including a .375 mark in the Tigers' win over the Chicago Cubs in 6 games in 1935. Mr. Gehringer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949 and served as the Tigers' general manager from 1951-1953.

10 years ago
2003


Society
The United States Census Bureau reported that Hipanics had surpassed Negroes as the nation's largest minority group.

Disasters
An earthquake registering 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 people and leaving about 10,000 homeless.

Friday, 18 January 2013

January 20, 2013

490 years ago
1523


World events
Christian II was forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway when Jutland rose against him and renounced its allegiance, offering the Danish crown to Christian's uncle, Duke Frederick of Holstein.

225 years ago
1788


Australiana
The third and main part of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay.

170 years ago
1843


Politics and government
Honório Hermeto Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná became President of the Council of Ministers of Brazil. By selecting his own cabinet, he became the de facto first Prime Minister of Brazil.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Cleon Skousen
. Canadian-born U.S. political theorist. Mr. Skousen, a lifelong Mormon, was born in Raymond, Alberta but grew up in California. He was an FBI agent from 1940-1951, and police chief of Salt Lake City from 1956-1960. Mr. Skousen was a supporter of the John Birch Society and made his name writing and speaking against Communism and the New World Order. His best-known book was The Naked Communist (1958); other books of his included The Naked Capitalist (1970); The Five Thousand Year Leap (1981); and The Cleansing of America (2010). Mr. Skousen's views have been embraced by some--including Mormons such as Glenn Beck--and denounced by many others. He died in Salt Lake City on January 9, 2006, 11 days before his 93rd birthday.

70 years ago
1943


Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Rick Evans!
Mr. Evans and Denny Zager comprised the musical duo Zager and Evans, whose single In the Year 2525 was one of the biggest hits of 1969.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
Suspense, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Vacancy for Death, starring Joan Blondell, Steven Elliott, and Dorothy Hart

Politics and government
Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated as the 34th President of the United States of America.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K.: Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond (5th week at #1)

Australia's top 10 (Go-Set)
1 Ben--Michael Jackson
2 You're a Lady--Peter Skellern
3 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.--Donna Fargo
4 I Can See Clearly Now--Johnny Nash
5 Mouldy Old Dough--Lieutenant Pigeon
6 Popcorn--Hot Butter
7 Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me--Mac Davis
8 Rainbow on the River/We'll Meet Again--Jamie Redfern
9 Sealed with a Kiss--Bobby Vinton
10 There are Too Many Saviours on My Cross--Richard Harris

Singles entering the chart were Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues (#17); No by Bulldog (#19); Don't You Know it's Magic by Johnny Farnham (#20); Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan (#23); I Am Woman by Helen Reddy (#28); Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu by Johnny Rivers (#31); Morning by the Halle Orchestra (#36); Crocodile Rock by Elton John (#38); and Father by Pat Kerry (#40).

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): You're So Vain--Carly Simon (3rd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Superstition--Stevie Wonder
2 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
3 Crocodile Rock--Elton John
4 Why Can't We Live Together--Timmy Thomas
5 Your Mama Don't Dance--Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina
6 Superfly--Curtis Mayfield
7 Me and Mrs. Jones--Billy Paul
8 Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu--Johnny Rivers
9 Keeper of the Castle--Four Tops
10 I Wanna Be with You--Raspberries

Singles entering the chart were I Got Ants in My Pants (And I Want to Dance) (Part 1) by James Brown (#67); I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) by the Moody Blues (#69); Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack (#83); Today I Started Loving You Again by Bettye Swan (#84); She's Got to Be a Saint by Ray Price (#91); Little Willy by the Sweet (#93); Fever by Rita Coolidge (#94); Dead Skunk by Loudon Wainwright III (#95); Sweet Lorraine by Uriah Heep (#98); Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) by Gladys Knight and the Pips (#99); and Come Softly to Me by the New Seekers (#100).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Clair--Gilbert O'Sullivan (2nd week at #1)
2 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
3 Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu--Johnny Rivers
4 Last Song--Edward Bear
5 Daytime Night Time--Keith Hampshire
6 It Never Rains in Southern California--Albert Hammond
7 I Am Woman--Helen Reddy
8 Walk on Water--Neil Diamond
9 Mouldy Old Dough--Lieutenant Pigeon
10 Something's Wrong with Me--Austin Roberts

Singles entering the chart were Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas (#73); Tell the People by Joey Gregorash (#74); Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest (#76); Peaceful Easy Feeling by the Eagles (#77); Living Together, Growing Together by the 5th Dimension (#78); Do it Again by Steely Dan (#79); Big City Miss Ruth Ann by Gallery (#81); The World is a Ghetto by War (#83); I Can't Move No Mountain by Blood, Sweat and Tears (#87); Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#90); Dueling Banjos by Eric Weissberg with Steve Mandel (#92); One Last Time by Glen Campbell (#95); Jesus was a Capricorn by Kris Kristofferson (#97); Gypsy by Van Morrison (#98); and Good Morning Heartache by Diana Ross (#100).

Calgary’s top 10
1 Me and Mrs. Jones--Billy Paul
2 You're So Vain--Carly Simon
3 Crocodile Rock--Elton John
4 Pieces of April--Three Dog Night
5 Hi, Hi, Hi--Wings
6 Last Song--Edward Bear
7 Africa--Thundermug
8 Keeper of the Castle--Four Tops
9 Long Dark Road--The Hollies
10 It Never Rains in Southern California--Albert Hammond
Pick hit of the week: You Ought to Be with Me--Al Green

On television tonight
A Touch of Grace, starring Shirley Booth and J. Pat O'Malley, on ABC
Tonight's episode: A Touch of Grace

This short-lived (13 episodes), but fondly-remembered (by this blogger) comedy series had the misfortune of airing opposite CBS's Monday night lineup of comedies led by All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and thus attracted few viewers. In Canada the series aired on CTV, which is how I was able to see it.

Music
Jerry Lee Lewis performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the first time.

Politics and government
Richard Nixon was inaugurated to begin his second term as the 37th President of the United States of America.

30 years ago
1983


Crime
6-year-old Tania Murrell disappeared on her way home from school in Edmonton. Tania's disappearance has never been solved, and led to the creation of Child Find Alberta.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Audrey Hepburn, 63
. Belgian-born U.K. actress. One of the most popular stars of the 1950s and '60s, Miss Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Roman Holiday (1953). Her other movies included Sabrina (1954); Funny Face (1957); Love in the Afternoon (1957); The Nun's Story (1959); Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961); Charade (1963); My Fair Lady (1964); How to Steal a Million (1966); Wait Until Dark (1967); and Robin and Marian (1976).

Politics and government
Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States of America.

January 19, 2013

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Inese!

225 years ago
1788


Australiana
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay.

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
Henry Bessemer
. U.K. engineer and inventor. Sir Henry was known for devising the process of using oxygen in air blown through molten pig iron to burn off impurities and create steel; this became known as the Bessemer process. He died on March 15, 1898 at the age of 85.

160 years ago
1853


Opera
Il Trovatore by Guiseppe Verdi received its premiere performance in Rome.

130 years ago
1883


Technology
The first electric lighting system using overhead wires, designed by Thomas Edison, began operating in Roselle, New Jersey.

Disasters
The Hamburg-Amerika steamer Cimbria and Hull and Hamburg Line steamer Sultan collided in heavy fog in the North Sea, killing 357 people.

120 years ago
1893


Theatre
The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen received its premiere performance in Berlin.

60 years ago
1953


On television tonight
I Love Lucy, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Lucy Goes to the Hospital

71.7% of television sets in the U.S.A. were tuned in to this episode, in which Lucy Ricardo gave birth to her son Ricky. The episode attracted more viewers than the following day's inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Return to Sender--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in France: L'idole des Jeunes--Johnny Hallyday (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Speedy Gonzales--Peppino di Capri (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Junge, komm bald wieder--Freddy Quinn (4th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Dance On!--The Shadows (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Go Away Little Girl--Steve Lawrence (2nd week at #1)

U.S. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Go Away Little Girl--Steve Lawrence
2 Telstar--The Tornados
3 Limbo Rock--Chubby Checker
4 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee
5 Tell Him--The Exciters
6 My Dad--Paul Petersen
7 Hotel Happiness--Brook Benton
8 Walk Right In--The Rooftop Singers
9 Up on the Roof--The Drifters
10 Two Lovers--Mary Wells

Singles entering the chart were Ruby Baby by Dion (#66); Your Used to Be by Brenda Lee (#68); Walk Like a Man by the 4 Seasons (#69); Send Me Some Lovin' by Sam Cooke (#71); You're the Reason I'm Living by Bobby Darin (#77); Love (Makes the World Go Round) by Paul Anka (#80); The End of the World by Skeeter Davis (#81); I Wanna Be Around (#83)/I Will Live My Life for You (#90) by Tony Bennett; Blame it on the Bossa Nova by Eydie Gorme (#84); Oo-La-La Limbo by Danny and the Juniors (#88); I'd Rather Be Here in Your Arms by the Duprees (#94); Who Stole the Keeshka? by the Matys Brothers (#98); That's the Way Love Is by Bobby Bland (#99); and Willie Can by Sue Thompson (#100). That's the Way Love Is was the B-side of Call on Me, which charted at #75.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Ich wünsch' mir 'ne kleine Miezekatze--Wums Gesang (5th week at #1)

Diplomacy
The British super tug Statesman was sent to protect British trawlers who were involved ina dispute with Iceland over cod fishing rights in Icelandic waters.

30 years ago
1983


Died on this date
Don Costa, 57. U.S. musician. Mr. Costa was a conductor and arranger for many hit recordings of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and others. He also had his own record label, DCP.

Ham, 26. Cameroon-born U.S. astrochimp. Ham, originally named Chang, was renamed as an acronym for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center in New Mexico. He became the first chimpanzee and first American to go into space, making a 16-minute, 39-second flight aboard Mercury-Redstone 2 on January 31, 1961.

World events
Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Gestapo leader in Lyons, France during German occupation in World War II, was arrested in Bolivia for crimes against humanity.

25 years ago
1988


Literature
Christopher Nolan of Dublin, who typed with the aid of a stick strapped to his head because of cerebral palsy, won the Whitbread Book of the Year award for his autobiography Under the Clock.

10 years ago
2003


Football
NFL
NFC Championship
Tampa Bay 27 @ Philadelphia 10

AFC Championship
Tennessee 24 @ Oakland 41

The Tampa Bay defense recovered 2 fumbles by Philadephia quarterback Donovan McNabb, and defensive back Ronde Barber intercepted one of Mr. McNabb's passes and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown with 1:02 remaining in the 3rd quarter to close the scoring as the Buccaneers won a playoff game on the road for the first time in their 27-year history, upsetting the heavily-favoured Eagles before 66,713 fans in the last football game ever played at Veterans Stadium.

Rich Gannon passed for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed 8 times for 41 yards and a touchdown to lead the Raiders over the Titans before 62,544 fans at Network Associates Coliseum.

January 18, 2013

800 years ago
1213


Died on this date
Tamar the Great, 52
(?). Queen of Georgia, 1184-1213. Tamar was the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right. She was proclaimed co-regent by her father King George III in 1178, becoming sole monarch upon his death. Queen Tamar, in turn, made her son co-regent in 1207, and he succeeded to the throne as King George IV upon her death, which was from a "devastating disease."

225 years ago
1788


Australiana
The First Fleet, carrying a load of sheep and 736 convicts, arrived in Botany Bay.

210 years ago
1803


Exploration
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sent a special message to Congress requesting money to fund the western expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

200 years ago
1813


Born on this date
Joseph Glidden
. U.S. farmer. Mr. Glidden, a native of New Hampshire who settled in Illinois, patented barbed wire in 1874. He died on October 9, 1906 at the age of 93.

140 years ago
1873


Died on this date
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 69
. U.K. author. Baron Lytton was a novelist second in popularity only to Charles Dickens, but is mainly known today as the inspiration for the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, in which this blogger has participated (although not recently).

110 years ago
1903


Radio
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sent a message to King Edward VII in England; it was the first transatlantic radio message originating in the United States.

100 years ago
1913


Born on this date
Danny Kaye
. U.S. actor. A man of many talents, Mr. Kaye was born David Daniel Kaminski in Brooklyn. His movies included Wonder Man (1945); The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947); The Inspector General (1949); On the Riviera (1951); Hans Christian Andersen (1952); Knock on Wood (1954); White Christmas (1954); and The Court Jester (1956). He died on March 3, 1987 at the age of 74.

War
The Greek fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral Pavlos Koutouriotis, defeated the Ottoman Empire fleet under Captain Ramiz Bey in the Battle of Lemnos withstanding the Ottoman attempt to break the Greek blockade of the Dardanelles during the First Balkan War.

90 years ago
1923


Died on this date
Wallace Reid, 31
. U.S. actor. Mr. Reid was a major star of the silent film era, appearing in over 200 movies from 1910 until his death. While filming The Valley of the Giants (1919), Mr. Reid was seriously injured in a train wreck, and was prescribed morphine as a painkiller. He developed an addiction to the drug, and died in a sanitarium.

80 years ago
1933


On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Richard Gordon and Leigh Lovell, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: Murder by Proxy

This episode, based on the A. Conan Doyle story The Final Problem, is the oldest extant Sherlock Holmes radio broadcast.

70 years ago
1943


Abominations
The Nazis resumed deportation of Jews from Warsaw to the death camp at Treblinka, Poland, inciting the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2nd week at #1)

Edmonton's top 10 (CJCA)
1 From a Jack to a King--Ned Miller
2 The Night has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee
3 Wishing--Barry Boyd
4 Bobby's Girl--Marcie Blane
5 Wild Weekend--The Rebels
6 Walk Right In--The Rooftop Singers
7 Doggie Heaven--Johnny Frye
8 Return to Sender--Elvis Presley
9 Rhythm of the Rain--The Cascades
10 I Saw Linda Yesterday--Dickey Lee

Wishing was recorded with musicians from Rick Nelson's band. Mr. Boyd was a disk jockey with Edmonton radio station CJCA.

On television tonight
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog, starring Inger Stevens, Dan O'Herlihy, and Richard Jaeckel

Died on this date
Hugh Gaitskell, 56
. U.K. politician. Mr. Gaitskell was Minister of Fuel and Power (1947-1950) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1950-1951) in the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Clement Attlee. He led the Labour Party from December 14, 1955 until his death, which was the result of heart failure caused by lupus.

40 years ago
1973


Hit parade
#1 single in Ireland: Long Haired Lover from Liverpool--Little Jimmy Osmond

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (2nd week at #1)

War
A British committee of inquiry issued a report that concluded that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government could not have foreseen the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands the previous April, and that it could not attach "any criticism or blame" to the government for Argentina's action.

Protest
Feminists in Edmonton demonstrated outside the downtown Eaton's store to protest pornographic material on the new First Choice pay-TV channel, in which Eaton's was indirectly involved.

Olympics
The decathlon and pentathlon gold medals that Jim Thorpe had won in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm were returned to his children, 70 years after Mr. Thorpe had been stripped of them for having once played semi-professional baseball fof $25 per week.

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Faith--George Michael

10 years ago
2003


Disasters
A bushfire in Canberra, Australia killed 4 people and destroyed over 500 homes.

January 17, 2013

240 years ago
1773


Exploration
Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle, 66° 33′ 44″ (or 66.5622°) below the Equator.

220 years ago
1793


World events
Two days after France's National Convention had voted to convict deposed King Louis XVI of treason and one day after voting in favour of his execution, 380 deputies voted in favour of Louis' immediate execution while 310 requested mercy.

140 years ago
1873


War
Modoc Indians from Oregon and California defeated a United States Army force under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Frank Wheaton in the First Battle of the Stronghold in northeastern California, the second battle in the Modoc War.

120 years ago
1893


Abominations
The Citizens' Committee of Public Safety, a group of American sugar planters led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrew Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii and established a provincial government with Sanford Ballard Dole as President.

60 years ago
1953


Hit Parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra; Dean Martin

#1 singles in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes--Perry Como (Best seller--2nd week at #1, Jukebox--1st week at #1); Why Don't You Believe Me--Joni James (Disc Jockey--5th week at #1)

U.S. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes--Perry Como
2 Why Don't You Believe Me--Joni James
--Patti Page
3 The Glow-Worm--The Mills Brothers
4 It's in the Book (Parts 1 and 2)--Johnny Standley
5 Till I Waltz Again with You--Teresa Brewer
6 Oh Happy Day--Don Howard
7 Keep it a Secret--Jo Stafford
8 Lady of Spain--Eddie Fisher
--Les Paul
9 Takes Two to Tango--Pearl Bailey
10 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me--Karen Chandler

Singles entering the chart were Even Now by Eddie Fisher (#18); Wishing Ring by Joni James (#21); Strange by Nat "King" Cole (#31); Bunny Hop by Ray Anthony and his Orchestra (#34); and A Stolen Waltz by Sunny Gale (#35). Wishing Ring was the B-side of Have You Heard, which charted at #16.

Transportation
A prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car was displayed at the General Motors Motorama show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

50 years ago
1963


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): The Next Time/Bachelor Boy--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (3rd week at #1)

On television tonight
Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, on CBS
Tonight's episode: Valley of the Shadow, starring Ed Nelson, Natalie Trundy, David Opatoshu, Dabbs Greer, and James Doohan

30 years ago
1983


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Do You Really Want to Hurt Me--Culture Club (4th week at #1)

On television today
Breakfast Time, hosted by Frank Bough and Selina Scott, was broadcast for the first time on BBC.

Business
Hudson's flagship store in Detroit, the largest department store in the world, closed because of high operating costs.

25 years ago
1988


Football
NFL
NFC Championship
Minnesota 10 @ Washington 17

AFC Championship
Cleveland 33 @ Denver 38

Doug Williams' 7-yard touchdown pass to Gary Clark, converted by Ali Haji-Sheikh with 5:06 remaining in regulation time, broke a 10-10 tie and provided the winning margin for the Redskins as they defeated the Vikings before 55,212 fans at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The Vikings drove down to the Redskins' 6-yard line in the final minutes, but Minnesota quarterback Wade Wilson's pass on fourth down was incomplete.

The Broncos led 21-3 at halftime before 76,197 fans at Mile High Stadium, but barely held on to win. The Browns, trailing 38-31, appeared headed for the tying touchdown, but Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line with 1:05 remaining in regulation time, and Denver defensinve back Jeremiah Castille recovered. The Broncos gave up a safety touch with 8 seconds remaining, and the Browns fielded a free kick at their own 24-yard line. Quarterback Bernie Kosar's desperation pass fell incomplete on the last play.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Austria (Ö3): Would I Lie to You?--Charles & Eddie

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (8th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K.: I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (8th week at #1)

Football
NFL
AFC Championship
Buffalo 29 @ Miami 10

NFC Championship
Dallas 30 @ San Francisco 20

Steve Christie tied an NFL playoff record for a single game with 5 field goals and the Buffalo defense recovered 3 Miami fumbles and made 2 interceptions and 4 quarterback sacks as the Bills beat the Dolphins before 72,703 fans at Joe Robbie Stadium.

Troy Aikman passed for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Emmitt Smith rushed 24 times for 114 yards, caught 7 passes for 59 yards, and scored 2 touchdowns as the Cowboys defeated the 49ers before 64,920 fans at Candlestick Park. San Francisco quarterback Steve Young passed for 313 yards, but threw 2 interceptions in the 4th quarter.

10 years ago
2003


Died on this date
Richard Crenna, 76
. U.S. actor. Mr. Crenna played Walter Denton on the radio (1948-1957) and television (1952-1956) series Our Miss Brooks before starring such the television series The Real McCoys (1957-1963); Slattery's People (1964-1965); and Judging Amy (2000-2002).

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 16, 2013

220 years ago
1793


World events
In a vote to decide the fate of deposed King Louis XVI, who had been convicted of treason the previous day, 361 deputies of the National Convention voted in favour of Louis' immediate death, 72 voted in favour of the death penalty subject to delaying conditions and reservations, and 288 voted against the death penalty in favour of some other alternative.

130 years ago
1883


Law
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service Commission, was passed.

110 years ago
1903


Transportation
The White Star Line ship SS Ionic set sail on her maiden voyage from London to Wellington via Cape Town. The steam-powered liner was built for the purpose of transporting passengers and refrigerated meat from the United Kingdom to New Zealand.

75 years ago
1938


Music
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, with guest stars that included members of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in a landmark concert.

70 years ago
1943


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): There are Such Things--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra

60 years ago
1953


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): You Belong to Me--Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra

On television tonight
Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Discovered Heart, starring Jim Boles, Susan Hallaran, and William Lee

50 years ago
1963


Died on this date
Ike Quebec, 44
. U.S. musician. Mr. Quebec was a tenor saxophonist and pianist who performed with such artists as Benny Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, and Cab Calloway. He died of lung cancer.

Theatre
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams opened at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway in New York City. The stars were Hermione Baddeley, Mildred Dunnock, and Paul Roebling.

30 years ago
1983


On the radio
The Stories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Graham Armitage and Kerry Jordan, on Springbok Radio
Tonight’s episode: The Basilton Estate

25 years ago
1988


Hit parade
#1 single in France: Étienne--Guesch Patti (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: La Bamba--Los Lobos (8th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle

#1 single in the U.K.: Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison
2 The Way You Make Me Feel--Michael Jackson
3 Need You Tonight--INXS
4 So Emotional--Whitney Houston
5 Faith--George Michael
6 Is This Love--Whitesnake
7 Hazy Shade of Winter--Bangles
8 Candle in the Wind--Elton John
9 Could've Been--Tiffany
10 Tell it to My Heart--Taylor Dayne

Singles entering the chart were Father Figure by George Michael (#50); Just Like Paradise by David Lee Roth (#66); I Get Weak by Belinda Carlisle (#68); Be Still My Beating Heart by Sting (#76); and Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby (#88).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 Got My Mind Set on You--George Harrison
2 Faith--George Michael
3 Pop Goes the World--Men Without Hats
4 I Think We're Alone Now--Tiffany
5 Heaven is a Place on Earth--Belinda Carlisle
6 When a Man Loves a Woman--Luba
7 Cherry Bomb--John Cougar Mellencamp
8 Candle in the Wind--Elton John
9 (I've Had) The Time of My Life--Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
10 So Emotional--Whitney Houston

Singles entering the chart were Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) by Sway (#83); I Want to Be Your Man by Roger (#87); She's Like the Wind by Patrick Swayze (#89); I Found Someone by Cher (#92); Honestly by Stryper (#93); and China in Your Hand by T'Pau (#96).

Died on this date
Ballard Berkeley, 83
. Mr. Berkeley was a character actor in numerous British films, radio and television programs, but was best known for playing Major Gowen in the television comedy series Fawlty Towers.

20 years ago
1993


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Gli Spari Sopra--Vasco Rossi

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Would I Lie to You?--Charles & Eddie

#1 single in France: Dur dur d'être bébé!--Jordy (13th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (8th week at #1)

U.S.A. top 10 (Cash Box)
1 I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (7th week at #1)
2 Rump Shaker--Wreckx-N-Effect
3 If I Ever Fall in Love--Shai
4 In the Still of the Nite--Boyz II Men
5 I'd Die Without You--PM Dawn
6 Rhythm is a Dancer--Snap!
7 Good Enough--Bobby Brown
8 Saving Forever for You--Shanice
9 To Love Somebody--Michael Bolton
10 Real Love--Mary J. Blige

Singles entering the chart were I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston (#61); Ordinary World by Duran Duran (#63); Understand this Groove by Sound Factory (#68); No Mistakes by Patty Smyth (#72); Informer by Snow (#74); and Dazzey Duks by Duice (#81).

Canada's top 10 (RPM)
1 I Will Always Love You--Whitney Houston (5th week at #1)
2 To Love Somebody--Michael Bolton
3 Love Can Move Mountains--Celine Dion
4 Faithful--Go West
5 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses--U2
6 Song Instead of a Kiss--Alannah Myles
7 The Last Song--Elton John
8 Rain Down on Me--Blue Rodeo
9 Never a Time--Genesis
10 Steam--Peter Gabriel

Singles entering the chart were Our World Our Dreams by Alannah Myles (#71); Ordinary World by Duran Duran (#85); I Want (Cool Cool Love) by Corey Hart (#86); With Heaven on Our Side by Foreigner (#87); Fifty Mission Cap by the Tragically Hip (#93); and Closing Time by Leonard Cohen (#94).

10 years ago
2003


Space
The U.S. space shuttle Columbia, carrying a seven-person crew commanded by Rick Husband, lifted off from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin mission STS-107. During liftoff, a piece of foam broke off from the shuttle's external tank and damaged the left wing.